THE BOLTON CLARKE GROUP, INCLUDING ALTURA LEARNING AND THE BOLTON CLARKE RESEARCH INSTITUTE PRESENT – THE VETERAN FAMILY TOOLKIT SERIES This series of videos aims to inform and educate current and former members of the Australian Defence Force (ADF), and importantly families and friends, about mental health. These videos cover post-traumatic mental health, avenues to treatment, […]

The October edition of NSCnews Online is out now… please forward this email as previously arranged to your list of email contacts to ensure it is circulated as widely as possible. I would also appreciate links being listed in any relevant social media forums as well if you can. As Elvis said: Thank you, thank […]

AFTER three years, one month and two days, the Korean War ended at 10pm on July 27, 1953. Perhaps it is more correct to say hostilities ceased as the armistice formally signed 12 hours earlier came into effect. Surviving Australian veterans of that conflict are now in their ninth decade but the war in which […]

                          A Legacy So Dear Oh what have we done to our legacy, so precious and dear Now with leaderless tribes and damaged moral compass I fear Once so strong, proud, united and standing tall With a free way of life envied by all A nation built on faith, vision, blood, sweat and tears  Now […]

We live in a world of increasing social changes and shrinking common sense.  Thus as we blunder into tomorrow without understanding yesterday, it does beg the question, “where are we going? Can we really expect our youth, (tomorrow’s leaders) to march forward with confidence and sound sense of purpose when they are continually bombarded with […]

  Steve Austin broadcast his ABC Radio 612 4QR Brisbane breakfast show from, the PTS Forum in Brisbane on 8th September 2017.  You can listen to the broadcast here Steve is a respected and noted questioning and searching interviewer of his guests as you will hear. He has obviously researched the subject and asks searching questions […]

        The 2017 AGM was held yesterday at the Belmont RSL and a new Executive Committee was voted in: President – Peter James Heeney V. President – Derek Parsons Secretary – John Babbage (Jack) Treasurer – Duncan Warren Committee Members (to assist the Secretary and Treasurer): Terry Ohalloran (Irish) Derek Parsons Patron: […]

The latest edition of CONTACT can be read here, it leads off with their article of 2RAR (Amphib) 2RAR will be called 2RAR (Amphib) 04/09/2017 Brian Hartigan Following a recent CONTACT article that suggested 2RAR would ‘cease to exist as an infantry battalion’, new details have emerged. In an article in ARMY newspaper today, the […]

Are We Burning Our Bridges? History is the soul of any proud nation Deeds in a never ending journey via many stations  A reminder of who we were and what we are now A legacy from those who strived with shovel, pick, horse and plough Recorded are the rights and wrongs and lessons to be […]

Following a recent CONTACT  article that suggested 2 RAR would ‘cease to exist as an infantry battalion’, new details have emerged. In an article in ARMY newspaper today, the commanding officer of 2RAR referred repeatedly to his unit as 2 RAR (Amphib) and suggested the unit would be reduced to a headquarters and three sub-units. […]

THE aim of close order drill, it was said, was to instil into the individual soldier a sense of instinctive obedience required of him at all times. This was critical in those days when male troops marched to combat in formation, then deployed in predetermined, practised tactical postures to engage an enemy. Whether they faced […]

Dear Korea Veterans, Families and Friends, I attach the newsletter of Association of QLD Korea Veterans. Thank you and Kind regards,     Yang Kim, Secretary AQKV Mobile 0419 919 034 Email [email protected]   President: John Fry    Phone: 07 5534 6089   Email: [email protected] Secretary: Yang Kim   Phone: 0419 919 034   Email: [email protected]